What Is Electricity? (Are You Gonna Be My Girl?)

Classroom Material

Contributed By
Veritasium
Subjects
Science
Audience
Classroom Teacher / Educator
Related Resources

What Is Electricity? (Are You Gonna Be My Girl?)

Classroom Material

1, 2, 3 A song about 'lectricity

because it powers our lives

makes it possible for us to thrive

because it powers our lives

makes it possible for us to thrive

Oh, 4, 5, 6, volts of potential difference

makes electrons go round

if the circuit is complete and sound

Circuit's closed

Voltage There

Current Flows

Power Everywhere

We use AC,

in factories

and homes because we can transform it

High voltage

transmits with lower loss

but low voltage is best for safety

I said what is electricity?

Well, so 1,2,3 a song about 'lectricty

because it powers our lives

makes it possible for us to thrive

because it powers our lives

makes it possible for us to thrive

Oh, 4,5,6 volts of potential difference

makes electrons go round if the circuit is complete and sound

Heat makes steam

turns turbines

and a magnet in

coils of wires

We use AC,

in factories

and homes because we can transform it

High voltage

transmits with lower loss

but low voltage is best for safety

I said what is electricity?

Oh yeah, Oh yeah, C'mon!

How'd it be

no energy

of the electrical persuasion

I know we'd

have no computers

no internet or mobile phones yeah

Powers the world

Makes the world

We need electricity yeah

Author
Dr. Derek Muller
Publisher
Veritasium